Classes

Dance, Dalcroze, and MusiKinesis classes for a variety of levels, ages, and disciplines.

MusiKinesis Class Descriptions

Experience MusiKinesis® Better Musicianship through Movement • Better Dance skills through Music Whether you're a music student, dancer or teacher, MusiKinesis® can take you further. It's rooted in the Swiss method of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, with a slightly different accent. As a contemporary American approach, MusiKinesis® is flexible, applicable and directly focused on the nexus of dance and music. Dalcroze Eurhythmics [...]

New Sunday MusiKinesis Classes Starting in January!!

Experience MusiKinesis! Better Musicianship through Movement - Better Dance skills through Music Learn this unique approach to the physicality of music in a new series of Sunday MusiKinesis classes. Based on the Swiss Jaques-Dalcroze method, MusiKinesis is the work of Monica Dale, professional dancer, pianist, and Dalcroze Licentiate. Classes begin January 8th, 2017, at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Schedule [...]

Register for Summer Course at Eastman School of Music

Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers July 18-22, 2016 / Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monica Dale, instructor Bring a new dimension of insight to your musicianship and teaching. The Dalcroze method takes a physical approach to music, engaging ear, mind, and body. This active class will address rhythm, phrasing, sight reading, memory, and more. You’ll [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:38-04:00January 6, 2016|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

Floor Pattern “in 10” from Elizabeth Walton

(Archived in Ideas to Try) About Elizabeth Walton Elizabeth Walton and Paul Taylor making "Paul Taylor: The Man Behind the Dance" (Photo: UMBC New Media Studio)I’ve been taking Beginning Modern classes with Elizabeth Walton, Associate Professor at UMBC. I love taking beginners’ classes, in part because I get to observe how other teachers introduce concepts of movement [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:38-04:00November 18, 2015|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Announcing a New iBook coming soon!!

5 Magical Stories in Music and Dance!! I didn't want to announce this until it was nearly finished and scheduled for release... Official publication date is January 15, 2016 but I'm hoping to have it available in time for the holiday season! Stay tuned for details and sneak peeks!

By |2016-12-01T22:00:39-04:00September 18, 2015|Books, Dance, Music|1 Comment

Dance as Experience – SDHS Conference, March 26-28

Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins & Legacies A special-topics conference jointly sponsored by the Society of Dance History Scholars and Peabody Dance Baltimore, MD March 26-28, 2015 Session with Monica Dale -  Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics: The Experience of Music in Early Modern Dance Topics related to the theme of dance and the Progressive Era include (from the [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:40-04:00February 10, 2015|Adults, Classes, Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Summer Eurhythmics at Eastman

Experience Eurhythmics at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York! 2015 Eastman Summer Institute: Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers July 13-17 / Monday-Friday   Bring a new dimension of insight to your musicianship and teaching, integrating ear, mind, and body. This active class will address rhythm, phrasing, sight reading, memory, and more. You’ll [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:40-04:00January 11, 2015|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

Visualizing music of Bach

Three videos I assigned my Music for Dance class to watch… They encompass a lot of the ideas we've been working with. Baroque.me - Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, visualized by Alexander Chen: Rendition of the "Little" Fugue in G Minor by Stephen Malinowski: 1934 film of Doris Humphrey's choreography - "Air" from Orchestral [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-04:00September 29, 2014|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Video|0 Comments

Dance Teacher Magazine Article about Rima Faber

Rima Faber is a brilliant dance educator, a Dalcroze enthusiast and a friend for many years. This article in Dance Teacher Magazine highlights her work with young children. She connects with students on a deep level, leads them to their own discoveries, and brings them to create dances that hold profound personal meaning. Among her many [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-04:00August 28, 2014|Dance|0 Comments

Workshop Session at 2014 NDEO Conference

The National Dance Education Organization is holding its 2014 national conference November 5-9 in Chicago's Hyatt Regency McCormack Place.. In keeping with the theme, "Collaborations - a Mosaic of Possibilities, " I will be teaching: "The Music-Dance Mosaic: Moving Connections." Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:30 Also not to be missed: "Dancing 'Woman.' Perspectives on Gender in [...]

By |2014-08-26T18:52:10-04:00August 26, 2014|Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments